There has been a long debate between cars owners on which is better to use for your car, conventional oil or synthetic oil. We will take a look at some pros and cons of both oils in this article.
Conventional oil has been around for a long time. It is a byproduct of crude oil during a process known as frictional distillation. The key component to conventional oil is that it is made from non-uniform sized molecules. This causes more friction causing irregular lubricant surfaces at the molecular level. Conventional oil is also readily available anywhere and costs less than synthetic oil.
While synthetic oil is more expensive than conventional oil, it is considered superior. It reduces air pollution as well as ensures longer engine life than conventional oil. Synthetic oil is made from uniform molecules which causes less friction than the non-uniformed molecules in conventional oils. Another advantage to synthetic oil is it lubricates at both very high and low temperatures where conventional oils can fail.
Conventional Oil Vs Synthetic Oil
Conventional oil causes air pollution where synthetic oil are environmentally superior. While the benefits of synthetic oil do come at a higher price per oil change, the amount of oil changes needed are less because of the longer life of the synthetic oil and will save the car owner money in the long run. At the end of the day synthetic oil will help reduce the friction in the engine and help extend the life of the car. So in our opinion synthetic oil is the better option.